AP source: Chrysler to add jobs at Detroit plants
In this April 28, 2011 photo, a Dodge Durango is assembled at Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Carlos Osorio
DETROIT - A person briefed on the matter says Chrysler plans to add 1,250 jobs at three Detroit-area factories in the near future.
The person says the company plans to invest $238 million at engine plants in Detroit and suburban Trenton, and at a pickup truck factory in Warren, Michigan. The person didn't want to be identified because the formal announcement hasn't occurred.
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is scheduled to make the announcement Thursday morning at the Mack Avenue Engine Plant in Detroit.
Most of the jobs are for a third shift at the Warren truck plant, which will build more Ram pickups.
The hiring is another step in Chrysler's comeback from its 2009 government-funded bankruptcy. The company is now majority-owned by Italian automaker Fiat.
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